Fearless Friday, Farm Fresh Eggs in Colored Pencil and a Printable

Being a huge MacKenzie-Childs fan,

I often sate my appetite for buying something, by drawing it instead

MacKenzie-Childs designs are so colorful and full of whimsy

I find them hard to resist …

These chicken pieces are crazy fun!

You might be wondering why I only drew a partial view of the compote…

Cropping your composition, or placing the subject off center

makes the picture much more interesting and eye catching

The photo reference for today’s drawing is from an old MacKenzie-Childs catalog

You can draw your subject free hand or trace it

There is a printable of this drawing at the end of the post

if you’d like to print it and color

I start with a pencil sketch {and an eraser!} and draw the subject,

making many adjustments as I go

and continue to adjust as I ink it

Once the subject is outlined in ink, the pencil is erased

I chose to use colored pencils for this

Colored pencils take more time than other mediums

but I find them incredibly relaxing

I put on a movie, and enjoyed leisurely building layers of colors

I started with the highlighted areas of the eggs,

using very light peach and yellow pencils

Then came several shades of brown

When the eggs were finished I started on the compote

doing the blue edge,

coloring the lightest areas first

and leaving some areas untouched for highlights

Next I colored the white areas of the bowls with a cream colored pencil

I added shadow areas with light pink and lavender pencils

Next came red and yellow

Then purple and orange,

using a dark and a light purple

Then several shades of green

and more aqua blue

Next I finished the chickens with red and orange

I filled in the black checks

and colored in the remaining areas

A few dots in the background and it was done

“Farm Fresh Eggs” 7 inches x 10 inches, colored pencil and ink

If you would like to color this yourself,

click here for the free printable

Have fun and

Be Fearless!

Juicy Details

I have a variety of colored pencil brands,

but I think my favorite is Prismacolor

I recommend this set by Prismacolor

I also have this set of 48 colored pencils from Bruynzeel Designs

They come in this great storage box that has drawers to keep them organized

It’s a sleek look to keep your space uncluttered

You can also get a boxed set of watercolor pencils too

which I am tempted to buy because I am crazy over the storage box

I also have this fun set of 10,

Wanderlust and Wildflowers given to me by a special friend

It’s a great set to buy and try

before you invest in a larger and more expensive set

A final word on colored pencil,

it is the easiest art medium to control

and “it plays well with others”

It can be used with markers to soften and shade,

and with watercolors, pastels and acrylics for a variety of effects

Flowering Cactus was done with marker, ink, and colored pencil

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22 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Farm Fresh Eggs in Colored Pencil and a Printable”
  1. Thank you for showing your process! I have a few color pencils but not nearly the number I need to do this kind of beautiful shading. Time to shop!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I am a huge MC fan, too. I swoon over the catalog every time one arrives. Your have captured that pretty compote beautifully! I hope you have a most blessed and beautiful day!

  3. Jenna, I enjoy receiving the MKC catalog, they are so inspirational. Your art work always brings smiles, I just love the “farm fresh eggs”, and maybe I should try my coloring hand with your printable. EM loves to color and I often sit down with her to color. Wishing you a wonderful sunny weekend!

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Thank you for today’s post, Jenna. In the beginning of the lockdown last year, I purchased the Prismacolor pencils you recommended and ordered some coloring books. This new hobby helped greatly to get through the isolation and anxiety of this past year. I never knew how to “shade in” my pictures and your tutorial today will really help take my pictures to a different level! I’ve already printed out the printable and am looking forward to following your lead! Many thanks for you and your Fearless Fridays!

    • Oh good Rosie! I am thrilled to hear that coloring has brought you therapy. I need to use colored pencils more often they really are a joy to work with and a great way to relax 💕

  5. Gosh, Jenna. I so love your zest for color. In these days of dare I say boring white everywhere…I just really love coming to your ‘color spot’ posts!. MacKenzie Child is a great model—and much cheaper to paint then own! Grins, Sandi

  6. I really don’t use my colored pencils as often as I should, though the watercolor ones a bit more. (I often will do my outline in a corresponding or muted color of WC pencil, which blends into the painting when I get going. This color is totally fabulous and I love the checks!

  7. LOVE the eggs! So vibrant and beautiful!

  8. lghiggins says:

    I love watching your pictures develop as we get to watch your process. Your descriptions of how you use the various mediums doesn’t take the magic away. It just makes it that much more interesting.

  9. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful, Jenna! 💚😊 Love watching your process and seeing your piece come to life.

  10. Mary says:

    Love it Jenna and your inspiration MKC catalog photo too! Glad you have enjoyed the pencils ♥

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a great way to keep the MC budget from getting out of hand! Love your drawing and you are right, off center is so visually appealing. Love this Jenna, you create such fabulous work. Have a beautiful week………

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